Macy’s Christmas Winter Light Show at Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia

The light show at Macy’s is a perfect family-oriented event for holiday season. Vividly decorated shop with the gigantic Christmas tree at the center will catch the attention of every family member. The light show has been an integral part of Macy’s in Philadelphia, since 1955.

What you can expect from the show?

The Macy’s Christmas tree, which is the main attraction during the light show, consists of a whopping 34,500 LED lights. The LEDs are mixed in six colors to spread magical Christmas spirit. Overall, the light show is brightened by more than 100,000 LEDs. This year, the theme for the light show is “Christmas Pageant of Lights”.

The Macy’s light show is known for its twinkly narration of famous Christmas stories including Nutcracker, Frosty the Snowman, Magical Christmas tree and familiar holiday songs and tunes.

The show has some iconic events at Macy’s center city including:

• Dickens Village:

During the Christmas season, Macy’s third floor is converted into “Dickens Village”. The 6,000 square-foot village helps to recreate Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. There are about 100 animated figures that decorate the floor. Over 25 memorable moments from the story are reenacted using these figures.

• Holiday Windows:

Macy’s is known for its elegant holiday celebration of the windows and shops, since the early 1870s. They are the first store in US to celebrate holidays through decorations and lighting, and have continued their work until this day, in the spirit of Christmas.

Ticket Price: The cost of the event is free.

Event Timings: The event is until December 31, 2014. The light show occurs every two hours from 10 AM to 8 PM. The shop will be closed on Christmas.

For more details about the event, please click here.

Event Location:

Macy’s Center City

300 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Come with your friends and family, and enjoy the holiday tradition in Philly with the amazing light show.

* Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.




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